Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison will not seek re-election in 2018

Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison

Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

Hutchison released the following statement on Friday, Aug. 18:

Serving as Nevada’s Lt. Governor is one of the highest and most cherished honors of my life,” said Lt. Governor Hutchison. “Thanks to a dedicated staff, we’ve served the needs of many Nevadans and expanded the scope and reach of the Lt. Governor’s office in meaningful and substantive ways.”
“I’m blessed with a large and growing family, which is deserving of more of my time and attention, as well as a large and growing law firm. Therefore, the time is right for me to announce that I will not seek re-election in 2018. I thank my outstanding staff members and the many state employees who have dedicated themselves to improving this state. I also wish to thank Governor Sandoval who recruited me for this honor and set an example of integrity and leadership. And most importantly, I thank my fellow Nevadans who elected me and entrusted me with this office. In the coming days I will announce what is next and how I plan to continue to contribute to our great state.

Nevada Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson responded with Hutchsion's decision with the following statement:

You would be hard pressed to find a more energetic, substantive and thoughtful public servant than Mark Hutchison,” stated Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson. “Mark has a deep passion for serving the people of Nevada - both when he served in our state senate, and as our Lieutenant Governor. Most importantly, Mark is a wonderful and devoted family man and I am proud to call him friend. I have great respect and admiration for Mark and I will continue to support him in whatever the next chapter has in store for him.

Hutchison has served as Lt. Governor since 2015.